This morning, the last day of my birthday month, I awakened to nature whispering my name. I don't know if you've ever experienced such a feeling, but it's literally like a magnetic force pulling you in, and you cannot (and do not) want to resist; you're all in. So I left my city girl life for a moment, and got lost in the gentle escape of nature.
This is not a feeling that I am unfamiliar with, but being that it was the first time that it happened to me at age forty, and on a Sunday, I quickly adopted and embraced it, dubbing the morning, "Renewal Vibes."
As I hopped out of my Lyft with the eagerness of a young child on their first day of school, I felt the welcoming spirit of Mother Earth wash over me; the air was crisp, and my senses heightened.
It was a chilly 48 degrees, and a lovely, Pacific Northwest style grey morning. I took deep breaths, taking in the subtle ripples that the ducks created as they gracefully created a work of art, t...
In six years, the company has gone international, been featured in magazines, boutiques, podcasts.. and I'm damn proud.
Now.. Let's get back to the basics.
I've been spending a lot of time juggling (and creating!) new products, as well as organizing my hard drive, which literally possesses thousands of my photos of art, nature, and of course, 303 Face | Body products.. Photos and original products that I've completely forgotten about over the years, as my quest to kick ass overruled savoring the moment at times.
As I looked at the products, the detail, the love.. I felt proud, and also melancholy. Wanting to reach for the stars is phenomenal, but not at the expense of forgetting the early days, the blood, sweat and tears.. the "woohoo" moments.
While the brand was getting to the status that I wanted.. luxe.. spa grade.. I became so transfixed on the "what next," I completely forgot to appreciate the "current."
This past weekend, women showed up in numbers, brought the power, brought their voices.. their strengths, their sense of unity.
All awe-inspiring moments, and the natural yearning inside of myself to take part were fulfilled as I marched alongside my sisters in power.
With supportive husband in tow, donning his “pussy power” button, we took part in Denver’s Women’s March on January 20th.
I’ve always felt it’s extremely important to be heard and be powerful. Standing up for what I believe in is a daily practice in life. Being amongst like minded women (and our supportive male counterparts) added fuel to the continuous burning inferno within my soul to keep on the path of women’s empowerment, and to help fellow sisters to power forward with their journey.
Marci Lundy is the founder of 303 Face | Body, as well as creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness.
As I Carrie Bradshaw the evening away on this last day of September, I am happily reflective.
Some 6 years ago, I made a decision. That decision has lead to countless hours of brainstorming and projects for an artsy fartsy individual who loves to create. The decision has allowed for a love of photography and beauty products to marry together and develop a company. From Montage by Marci, which initially specialized in photography, to 303 Dolls by Montage by Marci, which began to incorporate a handful of charming homemade goods.
303 Dolls Face | Body became the company name as photography, though ever present, began to be a tool in the process of growing the skincare line, and less about the photographer and my landscape photography.
Through the various farmers markets, fairs, and bazaars, I began to.... although appreciative of those venues, sit, look around, and realize that I wanted the company to grow.... and to go in a different direction. I wanted it to be modern.. more sexy......
What's that I see? Leaves changing. Fall is literally around the corner.
This summer has been an absolute whirlwind. I'd love to have a seat and take a moment to look at all that has been going on my darn self! Hah! Anywho, it has been a very fun summer.
My husband spent most of the summer in the play, Annie. I relied heavily on updating my social media during this time, as that is pretty much all that I had time for while assisting him with what he needed for the play.
Did an interview for 303 Face | Body in Mid August:
The company listing for 303 Face | Body was listed in the annual skincare guide issue of Organic Spa Magazine.
Launched the campaign for 303 Face | Body World, which introduces 303 Face | Body to different countries around the world, (this has been a lot of fun!)
Currently getting the Rose Tonic Facial Astringent ready for its debut in Australia's Good Green Box.. I know, pretty cool!
In closing, you can see that I was absolutely not kidding when I say things have been b...
"Every photo that you see that has to do with 303 Face | Body in any way, shape, or form, I've taken. Aside from the skincare line, I live and breathe photography. From product images, to all social media, blogs, and so on, I take the photos for everything."
A direct quote from an interview that I gave to The Crazy Mind in 2016..
..... and the truth.
When I first started capturing the flower boxes and my big wheel in the backyard as a forth grader, little did I know what was developing.. which is one of the wonderful joys of discovery as a child.
My dad has always had an awesome camera, photographing here, there and everywhere, and this is how I became the owner of a kodak 110 camera as a little tyke. That purchase laid the foundation for what would become a fascination, admiration, and passion for me.
By my 14th year, I'd developed another admiration, and that was for leafing through beauty magazines, obsessively admiring the way carefully posed color palettes, stylish perfume bottl...